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    How to Recover Data from Broken iPhone Screen

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      Summary: Struggling to recover data after your iPhone’s screen broke? Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone can help restore data efficiently from an iPhone with a broken screen.

      Your iPhone is the most cherished personal gadget as it has become more innovative and influential due to its many valuable features. Moreover, information such as notes, contacts, iMessage, calendar entries, text messages, WhatsApp/Kik messages, pictures, and videos are readily available, making it even more lovable. This is why we need to know how to recover data from broken iPhone screens.

      These days, though there are plenty of best ways to back up your data, users often overlook the importance of Backup. It happened with Jacky Jainco; while taking a DSLR-like photo on his iPhone 14 Pro Max, he accidentally dropped his iPhone and, consequently, broke it.

      The real problem was not the broken iPhone but to recover data from iPhone as it was not synced with iTunes and iCloud Backup. As a result, he couldn’t access his files, more importantly, his pictures.

      You might have dropped your iPhone several times, and luckily, the excellent cover has saved it on all occasions. However, any drop could cause potential damage putting your data at stake; therefore, leverage iTunes or iCloud backup to recover data from the damaged iPhone screen.

      Bringing Back Your Data From Backup

      You can restore your files from either iTunes or iCloud Backup. In addition, replacement screens are available; you can have an appointment with the genius bar, get your damaged iPhone fixed, and then recover your data. Also, when backup files are inaccessible, turn to an iPhone data recovery software for an easy solution.

      Sorting backup files is unmanageable as they tend to be large, running into GBs. Moreover, the process can be tedious, especially when you have to sort all files, even when you need to recover only a specific file. So it is when iPhone Data Recovery Software by Stellar is fruitful. The software lets you recover deleted files from encrypted iTunes backup files or recover data from an iPhone that would not turn on. Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone supports broken iPhone data recovery from series of iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11, XR, XS, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, and 4.

      You can recover a specific file without the pain of going through all backup files as the software lists all the files in an organized structure, thus, saving your precious time and effort.  

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      Watch how to recover photos from a broken iPhone:

      Recover your data from iTunes Backup

      Here’s how to recover your iTunes backup using Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone.

      1. Select the ‘Recover from iTunes Backup’ option.

      Recover from iTunes

      2. List of your iTunes backup files appears. Select the relevant iTunes backup

      Recover Data from Broken iPhone

      3. In the middle pane, select the files you wish to recover and click the ‘Save’ button.

      Recover Data from Broken iPhone

      Recover your data from iCloud Backup

      Another effective way to recover data from broken iPhones is through iCloud Backup. For any reason, let’s suppose you cannot access your iCloud backup files; then, using the ‘Recover from iCloud Backup’ feature, you can restore all your essential files. The simple steps are as follows:

      1. Click ‘Recover from iCloud Backup.’
      2. Sign in to your iCloud account to view the list of available backup files.
      3. In the left pane, click on the supported file list categories to view files under them.
      4. Select the files that you wish to restore and click ‘Save.’

      Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone recovers the deleted photos, contacts, messages, etc., from the backup files and restores them to the device.

      That’s Not All

      Apart from recovering data from damaged iPhones, Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone facilitates the option to import the recovered files to your new or fixed iPhone.

      To import your recovered files, follow these steps:

      1. First, connect your iPhone to the system, run the software, and click the ‘Import file to iPhone’ option.
      2. Click ‘Browse’ and select the files you wish to import to your iPhone.
      3. Click ‘OK’ to preview the selected files.
      4. Click ‘Transfer to iPhone’ to transfer recovered files to your iPhone.

      To Sum Up

      When your iPhone is damaged, try the basics, i.e., restart it; if that works, back up as much data as possible. You can also restore your files from iTunes or iCloud Backup if there are any. Else, make an appointment with the genius bar and get your iPhone fixed. They might also help you recover data from the damaged iPhone, which comes with an asterisk. Therefore, turn to Stellar Data Recovery and save time and energy for efficient recovery of your data.

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      About The Author

      Harsha Alamchandani

      Harsha is a technical expert who loves Mondays, technology and is a big time Apple fan. She knows her way around the data loss problems and is always looking for ways to help out people.


        1. Hi Jenny,
          Thank you for your kind words and encouragement! We’re glad you found our blog informative. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. We appreciate your support and will continue to provide helpful content. Stay tuned for more informative articles in the future!

      1. I had the problem iPhone not sync with iTunes I found your blog through one of my friend. Its helps me a lot. Thank you very much!

      2. Dealing with broken screen was as difficult as with the broken heart 😛 But thanks a lot for such a helpful post. My phone was in warranty so I had it replaced and recovered data from iTunes using selective recovery feature of your tool.

      3. This is actually correct when my iPhone 6s screen broken there is no way to directly get the data from it. I used stellar iPhone data recovery software to get back my iTunes or iCloud backup. Thanks for great sharing!

      4. I had an issue with my iPhone 4 that is much broken. I connect the iPhone to the computer for recovering photos and video. But it is locked with a passcode. What should I do? Any suggestion?

        1. Hi Ignacia, you can try our software Stellar iPhone data recovery for recover data from iTunes or iCloud backup. It will help to resolve your issue. Thanks!

        1. Hi Glenn, If your iPhone button broken or not working properly without the power button when enabling Assistive Touch in the Accessibility options.
          1. Open Settings> General > Accessibility
          2. Scroll down to Assistive Touch and tap Assistive Touch and the toggle to turn it ON.
          3. A small dark square with a white circle in the middle should now appear at the edge your screen. You can drag this square icon to a convenient location on your screen.
          4. Tap the circle icon to open the Assistive Touch menu and then tap “Device” to access the device-specific commands as shown in the image at the top of the page.
          5. You will see an icon for “Lock Screen” as shown in the image at the top of the page. Tap this once if you want to lock the screen of your iPhone. Tap and hold if you want to activate the iPhone’s power-off slider.

      5. How Can I recover data I’m trying to reset my security question because I forget them but when I go to reset my iPhone it sends the verification code to a broken device? Please help.

        1. Hi, Please follow these steps you can easily reset your iPhone and recover data:

          1. Go to

          2. Enter your Apple ID, then select Continue.

          3. Choose the option to reset your security questions, then select Continue.

          4. Enter your Apple ID password, then select Continue.

          5. Follow the onscreen steps to verify your identity. The information you’re asked to provide may vary based on your account details and other factors. If you don’t get any options to verify your identity, you can’t reset your security questions at this time.

          6. Choose new security questions and answers and select Continue. See our tips for choosing security questions and keeping your account secure.

          Please try to download our software demo version & preview files from iPhone, iCloud and iTunes backup files.

      6. I had iPhone 8, but accidentally my little brother got it and dropped it, so the screen got broken. If I never backup the iPhone to the computer and it’s not trusted in my iTunes? Does this software work?

        1. Yes, software is able to recover data. Recovery rate is directly proportion to the iPhone current state. You can try a demo version of the software mentioned in the post. Let the software to scan your iPhone, if you will be able to see the preview of your data then register the software to save recovered data.

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